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Curtin University
Properties, Facilities & Development

Positive change starts
with good planning

Properties, Facilities & Development’s (PF&D) sustainability framework was created with engagement from a range of stakeholders across the University and local community. It outlines where we focus
our efforts and resources, and the impact we seek to create by doing so.

OUR SUSTAINABILITY FRAMEWORK

Our people and governance are at the centre of everything we do, and form the central pillar of
PF&D’s Sustainability Framework, supporting and enabling our work to build an enabled economy
and connected community while protecting our physical environment.

Our Comunity Our Economy Our Environment Our Governance

HOW WE CREATED THE FRAMEWORK

1. CONSULTATION

We ran a consultation process with a range of stakeholders to identify what they felt are the
most important sustainability issues. The process involved one on one interviews and group workshops with:

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Users

Students, staff
and contractors

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Visionaries

Executive and
planning

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Implementors

Directors, project
managers and contractors

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Maintainers

Technical staff

2. PRIORITISATION

Following the identification of key sustainability issues, they were ranked with
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidance and mapped on the materiality matrix shown below.

3. CATEGORISATION

Each of the material issues were mapped against the three pillars of sustainability:
economy, society and environment.

Leadership and collaboration were identified as being essential to the delivery of all sustainable practices.
This resulted in the creation of an enabling fourth pillar, Our People and Governance.

4. VALIDATION

We validated our framework against internationally recognised standards, including
GRI and the Green Star Communities rating tool.

TAKING ACTION

In 2015 a number of priority actions were created in response to Curtin’s material issues.
This is our progress to date.

FINALISED STRATEGIES

The following strategies have been developed and are currently being used to guide campus projects.

Integrated Transport and Movement Plan
Place Activation Program
Living Stream Interpretation
Energy Management Plan
Greater Curtin Community Visioning Project

EMBEDDED CONCEPTS

The following concepts have been embedded into the PF&D Strategic Plan and relevant planning guidelines.

Living Lab philosophy
Technology enabled spaces
Flexible and adaptable spaces that encourage collaboration
Contribution of physical activities for healthy lifestyles
Tracking and reporting mechanisms
Interdepartmental communication

ONGOING CONSIDERATION

The feasibility of a green revolving fund
is being assessed.

EVALUATION AND PLANNING

We are reviewing our progress to date and determining priority actions for 2019 onwards.